Scream VI doesn’t break new ground but keeps the franchise moving forward!

by Ed Blackadder

“Scream 6” is the latest installment in the iconic horror franchise that has been terrifying audiences for over two decades. While it doesn’t quite live up to the standard set by the original films, it still manages to deliver plenty of thrills and chills for fans of the series.

The film picks up one year after the events of the last movie, with a new round of murders in a Jason Takes Manhattan nuanced movie as the action movies to New York where the victims are being targeted by the infamous Ghostface killer. The opening scene sets the tone for the rest of the film, just as we have come to expect from the franchise. This time however, it teases us, presenting one potential killer, with another. The puzzle gets more and more complicated.

One of the strengths of “Scream 6” is its cast, mixing familiar faces with a new round of fodder for the masked killer.

Of course, the real star of the show is Ghostface, who remains as menacing and unpredictable as ever. The killer’s identity is once again shrouded in mystery, with several red herrings and twists thrown in to keep the audience guessing. While the reveal isn’t quite as satisfying as in some of the earlier films, it still manages to be surprising and satisfying.

One of the weaker aspects of the film is its reliance on jump scares and gore. While there are certainly some effective moments of tension and violence, there are also plenty of scenes that feel gratuitous or over-the-top. The filmmakers seem to be trying too hard to top the previous films in terms of shock value, rather than focusing on creating a genuinely scary atmosphere.

Another issue with “Scream 6” is its pacing. While there are some genuinely interesting twists and turns in the plot, there are also moments where the story feels like it’s treading water and making an effort to be so different that not only is it more of the same, but is one of the more predictable entries into the series.

Overall, “Scream 6” is a solid addition to the series that will satisfy fans of the franchise. While it may not be as groundbreaking or memorable as the earlier films, it still manages to deliver plenty of scares and suspense. If you’re a fan of slasher movies and enjoy a good mystery, then this is definitely worth a watch. Just don’t expect it to revolutionize the horror genre or redefine the franchise.

Ed’s Grade: B